ERIC Number: ED028542
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The Basic Case for Variable Class Scheduling.
Wiley, W. Deane; Bishop, Lloyd K.
Although the master schedule is the foundation of the secondary school, very few administrators have had any background in its construction. Scheduling is a complex task even for the traditional equal-time-for-each-subject scheduling. Scheduling should take into account the methodology and learning process of the school. The prime scheduling variables--time, teachers, students, facilities, and curriculum--each have peculiar sets of circumstances and limitations surrounding them and must fit into a complex but complete picture for a proper scheduling rationale to be developed. The allotment of instructional time should vary according to the individual subject. Teachers should be given more preparation time during the school day. Students should be given more responsibility for their own education, especially in the area of free time. Facilities should be more fully used by keeping classrooms in constant use and by providing teachers with individual offices. Curricula should be more diversified to accommodate all students rather than just college preparatory students. These possibilities are all present when a variable class schedule is employed. It is the principal's role to see that changes are made. (HW)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Educational Facilities, Flexible Scheduling, High Schools, Master Plans, Principals, School Organization, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Time Blocks
Parker Publishing Company, Inc., 1 Village Square, West Nyack, New York 10994 (Complete document 208 pages, $7.95).
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Note: Chapter 2 in THE FLEXIBLY SCHEDULED HIGH SCHOOL.